After a week of being overwhelmed by the media over the change of leading receiver Odell Beckham Jr., General Manager Dave Gettleman went on the offensive Monday, saying the alternate changed into the first-class interests of the New York Giants turned into a deal the organization could not refuse. Gettleman defended quarterback Eli Manning, saying the perception that the 38-year-old can’t play properly anymore is a “crock.” He laughed off the idea that the alternate for 29-yr-antique guard Kevin Zeitler and the unfastened-agent signing of 34-12 months-old protection Antoine Bethea gave the Giants many old gamers, saying each is true gamers and precise human beings. When driven about his plan for the Giants after prevailing three games in 2017 and five final seasons, Gettleman essentially informed journalists it becomes none in their commercial enterprise. He stated the team is building, it has a grasp plan that would grow obvious through the years, and he would be judged by how it worked out over the following few years.
• The Green Bay Packers re-signed veteran tight stop Marcedes Lewis. • The Cincinnati Bengals launched linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who turned suspended by using the NFL to begin every past three seasons, usually for egregious hits that violated the league’s player safety regulations. • Washington signed offensive tackle Ereck Flowers to a $four million, one-12 months contract. SKIING WORLD CUP: Mikaela Shiffrin earned a reported $885,000 in prize money for the season. Her 17 victories – the most ever in an iciness – gave her at the least double the quantity of the subsequent highest earner on the ladies’ circuit. Petra Vlhova became second with $427,000. Marcel Hirscher, who gained a report-extending 8th directly basic name, crowned the men’s listing with $564,000. HOCKEY NHL: Steven Stamkos scored his 36th purpose of the season, and the Tampa Bay Lightning clinched the Presidents’ Trophy with a 4-1 victory over the touring Arizona Coyotes.